An Australian and his $17 million Creation Museum are creating controversy in the United States.
Ken Ham, a former science teacher from Queensland, has devoted his life to preaching the ‘creation story’… that God created the world 6,000 years ago.
Now tens of thousands of true believers flock to his high-tech Hollywood-style museum in Kentucky each year. The animatronic displays bring alive everything from the Garden of Eden to the history of dinosaurs.
But Ham’s increasing popularity and his unequivocal preaching rile an increasingly vocal band of atheists, who believe more in Charles Darwin than Adam and Eve.
WATCH - See their heated clash in David Brill’s colourful story.
REPLAY - As well as speaking to Professor PZ Myers at the Texas Freethought Convention for this report, David also spoke to Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens at the convention for a Dateline report broadcast in October 2011. Click here to replay Fighting Faith.
On air: 6th March 2012